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UNCW names next provost and vice chancellor

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Officials at UNCW announced Wednesday Denise A. Battles has been named the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the university. (Source: Univ. of Northern Colorado) Officials at UNCW announced Wednesday Denise A. Battles has been named the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the university. (Source: Univ. of Northern Colorado)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officials at UNCW announced Wednesday Denise A. Battles has been named the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the university.

"I could not be more pleased to welcome Dr. Battles to UNCW," said Chancellor Gary L. Miller in a press release. "She has an excellent track record of strong leadership and effective management in higher education. Even more importantly, she is a creative problem solver who will bring new ideas and approaches to our campus, supporting our ongoing quest for innovation."

According to UNCW, Battles will report directly to the chancellor, oversee all academic units of the university and serve as chief operating officer.

In 2005, Battles was the founding dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. She has received a number of honors during her academic career.

Battles is expected to join UNCW July 16, replacing retiring provost Cathy Barlow.

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